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Five Ways a Trump Presidency is Like Gilligan’s Island

Five Ways a Trump Presidency is Like Gilligan’s Island

Let me just say Richard Condon was wrong. The Manchurian Candidate is from Moscow and he ain’t brainwashed. Nothing about the recent election would make for a decently plausible political thriller or even proper parody. I know truth is stranger than fiction but damn!

There is an eerie symmetry in reality sometimes, parallels between two totally unrelated items that can’t be ignored.

So in the immortal words of Rod Serling, spinning in his grave like a top, presented for your consideration, meet Mr. Donald Trump, unlikely presidential candidate who found himself in the most powerful office in the world….somewhere, on Gilligan’s Island. Submitted for your approval, five ways a Trump presidency is like Gilligan’s Island.

1) A year ago the Trump candidacy was viewed as no more than a three hour tour.

2) Like the Howells, The Clintons seem to carry a lot more baggage than the rest of the castaways.

3) Like Gilligan, despite numerous opportunities to escape being marooned with a moron president bent on tyranny, the American voter still somehow manages to just f**k everything up at the last minute.

4) Like Ginger, Hollywood didn’t really do much of anything useful to help get rescued.

5) Like the Professor, Hillary’s campaign managers could make nitroglycerin for attacks on Trump’s character, make a truth detector to destroy his credibility from coconuts, pump up her social media presence by having her take the Mannequin Challenge and sharing the stage with Jay Z and Bey….but couldn’t fix the gaping hole in her campaign.

About this time, Rod Serling would return to the screen smoking a cigarette to neatly wrap things up with a moral lesson or touch of irony. But in this case, Rod just shrugs his shoulders and mutters, “Uh…I got nothing!”

But that’s just the way it is sometimes….in The Freaking Twilight Zone!


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8 Responses to “Five Ways a Trump Presidency is Like Gilligan’s Island”

  1. “In the first season episode “‘X’ Marks the Spot”, the radio warns that the Air Force will test launch an armed missile to strike a location near 140° latitude, 10° longitude. The Skipper calculates this as their island’s location, based on their starting point when the storm hit before they “… drifted for that three days … with the prevailing western current …”, meaning the deadly missile will hit the island.”'s_Island

    (Just trying to be helpful, Kilroy!)

  2. Kilroy says:

    Well Wallace that brings up Number Six: “Pollsters had the navigational skills of The Skipper.” Thanks for the hand off.

  3. LJT says:

    Trump likes Mary Ann’s pie

  4. Kilroy says:

    Now my set is complete!

  5. rfreed says:

    One and a half thumbs up (God, that hurt!)!

  6. Kilroy says:

    Thanks RFreed but careful with those thumbs, dude!

  7. Thumbs are like lovers; it’s only when they are jammed halfway up your arse when you realize how underused they are.

  8. rfreed says:

    What about Mary Anne?
    How could you forget Mary Anne?
    I’ll never forget Mary Anne!



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